Q: My husband has a GC and I recently left him because of his mental health issues. Can he sue me for not supporting him?
He has anger issues that he refuses to address and I no longer feel safe. I left him in the apartment and my name is the only one on the lease. We have the lease on a month to month basis and I've offered to pay the rent for September and October so he can figure out if he's going to the army or back to France. We constantly fought about money because he never got a job. His family sent money from France to help but they stopped and he never worked. Can he sue me because they sent money? Should I send him money to "keep him above the poverty line?"
I'm not asking about him losing his green card. Can I get into trouble by no longer supporting him? That is my question.
A: This is the kind of question that requires consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer. It is not primarily an immigration question. As long as the original marriage was genuine and not entered into for immigration purposes, and as long as the green card holder has not been convicted of any serious crime, merely being involved in a marital dispute, no matter how intense, is not grounds for taking away a person's green card.
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